well, my first flock is coming to it's end. they are past thier prime and ready for the freezer. i have "culled" only one so far (a mean rooster this past summer) skinned him, cut him up and he made a nice stew, but i'm going to start "thinning the herd" before the winter really kicks in. my question is - can you freeze your chix whole, or do they need to be cut up first? i will be skinning them, as we don't eat the skin. i figured feezing whole would save on time. any thoughts? thanx.